Provide citizens with important information about disaster preparation
Coordinate the development and update of the County’s Emergency OperationsPlan (EOP) that addresses all natural or man-made hazards that may affect the citizens of Blue Earth County
Coordinate, develop, conduct, and evaluate various disaster exercises
Emergency Preparedness is a continuous cycle of preparedness, mitigation,response, and recovery. Elected and appointed officials all have important rolesin the EOP. Service and support agencies also play important roles. Emergency Preparedness brings these different backgrounds and roles together
EmergencyPreparednessis normally a planning-oriented, behind the scenes type of operation as opposed to a very public response by police, fire, and emergencymedical services. Emergency Preparedness personnel spend most of the time in the preparedness and recovery areas.